Tag Archives: Edvard Radzinsky

2015 Books Read

Even I am impressed with how much I read this year. Along the course of the year, occasionally I’d think to myself, “Good job, Sheila, with your Self-Imposed Reading Plan!” I’ve read a lot of new novels (not really my … Continue reading

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2013 Books Read

It’s been a hell of a year. Devastating as well as redemptive. I started it out in Memphis, and end it here in New Jersey. And now my new niece Pearl has arrived! It’s been both a busy year as … Continue reading

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Today in history: November 7, 1917

Yesterday’s post was a bit prescient, considering that today is the anniversary of one of the most seismic events of the 20th century: The Russian Revolution (or, at least, that first successful power-grab.) Look at that rogue’s gallery. I love … Continue reading

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2006 Books

Books read this year. I actually may end up adding a couple more to the list – since I am bed-ridden at the moment and could finish 2 more books by the time the damn ball drops across the river. … Continue reading

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“Our Friend” My Ass

I finally finished The Rasputin File. (Radzinsky wrote the Stalin book that put me into such a frenzy not so long ago) All autocrats must fall – and there’s no love lost between me and the Tsar (I’m sure he’s … Continue reading

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Stalin: Taming the Intelligentsia

Note from me: I will probably continue to edit and add to this post – I dashed it off in a FEVER! I am continuing to pick at it – so if it continues to change as you look at … Continue reading

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Fungus in Red Square

Member this whole story? About Lenin sprouting fungus in the middle of Red Square? The whole embalmed leader thing has always fascinated me on a very abstract level. It’s so creepy, and – so labor-intensive – like – people’s entire … Continue reading

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Book Thoughts

Okay, so I haven’t finished a book in … 4 weeks?? 5 weeks?? The last book I finished was, I think, At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O’Brien. After that, I started a couple of different books (I have different needs … … Continue reading

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